Saint Therese Parish was founded in the year 1927. As we look to our centennial, we will continue to bringing the Good News of our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, to the world. The parish and school were named after St. Therese of Lisieux, who lived in Lisieux, France during the late 19th century. St. Therese Parish is a member of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington, Kentucky.
Saint Therese Parish is a church and school situated in the northern region of the Commonwealth (state) of Kentucky in the City of Southgate in Campbell County. The church and school are considered part of the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio / Northern Kentucky metropolitan area, just south of the Ohio River in the mid-west United States.
We welcome visitors to come and join our vibrant, faith family. Saint Therese Parish serves all those who seek the love of Christ. Come and worship with us and feel at home.
The 150th Anniversary of Saint Thérèse’s Birth
On October 15, 2023, a letter from Pope Francis titled "C’est La Confiance” was released to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face. The subtitle of the letter is “On Confidence in the Merciful Love of God.” In the letter he speaks of “countless graces bestowed on the faithful who invoke her intercession” and of her little way of trust and complete confidence in the love of God. He encourages us, the faithful, to imitate her and place all our trust in Jesus instead of in our own strength and abilities.
We encourage you to read the entire letter and benefit from the Holy Father’s insights into the spirituality of this amazing saint of Carmel.
Click the button below to read the document from the Vatican's website.
Sanctuary Enhancement Project completed
St. Therese Brick Pavers
We are once again selling brick pavers to be placed in the St. Therese Garden Path, located at the side entrance of the church across from the grotto.
Consider purchasing an engraved brick paver to:
Create a permanent place in the Garden Path for yourself, your children or grandchildren
Remember a former St. Therese parishioner
Memorialize a lost loved one
Honor a soldier or service person with a patriotic thank you
Promote your business and show your support to St. Therese
Whatever you prefer, your brick paver will become a permanent part of the St. Therese Church Garden Path.
CLICK HERE to obtain an order form, or contact the parish office - 859.441.1654 with any questions.
PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL YEAR END REPORT
We THANK those who shared your gifts of time, talent and treasure this past fiscal year. Your stewardship is very much appreciated and needed for the operation of our parish and school which helps us to live our faith and share the Gospel! This report exhibits how your financial contributions were used the past fiscal year and next year’s budget. We hope you find it helpful in understanding the financial story of our parish.
Unfortunately, we experienced a deficit of $212,200. With one-time sources of revenue, namely: $159,100 from the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and a final school transfer of $161,000, we had a surplus of $108,100. FYI: During the coronavirus shutdown, all parish and school employees were kept on payroll with the PPP.
To stay on top of our expenses for the new fiscal year, we have budgeted $15,600 for our weekly Sunday offering. This amount is needed to operate our parish and school. Your weekly commitment is important to the financial well-being of our parish.
In light of our financial situation this past year, there are four parts to our recovery plan for 2020/21:
We believe this plan will help us match revenue with expenses. As you can imagine, we had to make difficult decisions in decreasing expenses. It was necessary for us to have a balanced budget. We understand not everyone is happy with the cuts and some may disagree with the decisions that were made. We now know that an increase in fundraising is questionable for the foreseeable future. We will probably need to use some/most of our surplus to cover expenses this year. If you have any questions or comments about this report please contact any member of the Finance Council: Mary Brunsman, Elise Fields, Steve Kenkel, Ron Rawe, Tony Roderick, Andy Venneman.
St Therese Parish app is now available
The new St Therese mobile app is now available for Android and iPhone. To download the app:
Txt App to 88202
Download myParishApp, select St Therese after opening
This is a great way to keep up to date with today's scripture readings, daily gospel reflections, our church bulletin, parish messages, traditional Catholic prayers, the pope's daily message, Fr Jerome YouTube videos, and 3 minute theology.
Take the time to install the app and stay up to date with what is happening at St Therese and the Catholic Church.
CALLING ALL SAINT THERESE ALUMNI!
We are hoping to build an alumni database, and we would love if you would fill out the form at the link below. Please share with any of your friends & family who do not currently have children at St. Therese. If you are the parent of an alum, we'd love to hear from you, too! Click here to reach the Alumni Page.
The Diocese of Covington is offering a weekly walk-in clinic for Substance Use Disorders counseling and evaluations. Every Wednesday from 8:30 am – 11:00 am at 3629 Church Street, Latonia, KY. Please check out our website for more info www.covingtoncharities.org. For more information call Client Care at 859-581-8974.
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS
Attention Kroger Shoppers: please sign up and help support St. Therese Parish.
What to do:
Sign in using your email address and password. If you have forgotten your password, just click on “forgot password” and a link will be sent to your email to change your password.
Enter WB147 or the first three letter of our Parish name, click search.
Select your organization by clicking on the circle to the left of your organization’s name.
If you shop at Kroger this is a great way to help support our Parish.
Make peace with your past. Come back to God, who is Love and Mercy! If you or someone you know has had an abortion experience, please call our confidential hotline today 859-392-1547 or confidential email email@example.com. Peace and forgiveness await you. Contact us today.
great catholic resources
Catholic Answers is an apostolate dedicated to serving Christ by bringing the fullness of Catholic truth to the world. We help good Catholics become better Catholics, bring former Catholics “home,” and lead non-Catholics into the fullness of the faith.
Here are some recent articles from Catholic Answers Magazine:
The Easter Apologetics Trifecta by Jimmy Akin
Three Benefits to Abstaining from Meat on Fridays—Even After Lent by Todd Aglialoro
Why Are the Bible’s Easter Accounts Different? by Cale Clarke
Love Before Understanding by Fr. Hugh Barbour
One of the things that characterizes the human person is that we alone, of all the creatures on earth, ask questions. Questions of ultimate significance. Questions that shape the way we think, the way we speak, and the way we live. For all of these questions, Christ is the Answer! He did it all so that you and I can share in God's own abundant, divine, and eternal life and joy.
Christ is the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE. He is the image of the invisible God. He points us to our destiny. He reveals the dignity of the human person. He is the one who makes known the Father. Christ is the Answer! Take some time to listen to Fr John Riccardo's radio program, Christ is the Answer! You will be glad you did.
Do you have a sense that something is missing in your life? Are you ready to grow spiritually? Are you hungry to learn more? You’ve come to the right place. Wherever you are in your journey, we want to meet you right there and walk with you, helping you discover God and the best way to live. So, how can we serve you today?
EWTN - Eternal Word Television Network
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Sacred Heart Radio
Sacred Heart Radio is listener-supported Catholic radio in the Diocese of Covington and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Its mission is to use the power of broadcasting to transmit the Truth of Jesus Christ as taught by the Catholic Church, while also providing the practical tools and support for our listeners, local and around the world, to grow in knowledge and love of the Faith and apply it to their daily lives.